’One of Poland ’3 leading theatre companies.'


THREETWOONE Tuesday 5 - Wednesday 6 June

8pm £3.50 (£2.50)

Back to the Spring Fling.

STREETS AHEAD ON THE MOVE Wednesday 13 - Saturday 16 June

8pm £3.50 (£2.50)






Wed 6 & Thurs 7 June at 7.30pm

Tickets available from Ripping Records

Tel : 031 557 6969


art and poetry.

I ROYAL LYCEUM Grindlay Street. 229 9697. Box Office Mon—Sat 10am—6pm. 10am—8pm on perf. evgs. Bar. Rest/Cafe. [Access: P. L. Facilites: WC. WS. AS. E. G. B. R. T. Help: A. AA]. Ticketsfor Lyceum productions are also available at the Ticket Centre. Waverley Bridge; branches of AT May‘s Travel and the Queen’s Hall. Clerk Street.

A Family Aflalr Until Sat 9 Jun. 8pm. Sat Mat9Jun. 3.15pm. £3—£9. Two new features ofthe Royal Lyceum‘s summer season are a later starting time and the opportunity for students to buy stand-by tickets at half-price from 6pm on the day ofthe performance. The first play in the season of comedy is a new version by Nick Dear ofAlcxander Ostrovsky’s 1848 tale of upward-mobility in Russian society. Robert J. Carson directs. See Review.

I ST BRIOE'S CENTRE Orwell Terrace. Fires of Bride Thurs 14 June. 8pm. Red Rag Women‘s Company follow up a sell-out run in London with a short Scottish tour of a musical play based on a novel by Ellen Galford. A mythical Hebridean lesbian romance.

I St OSWALDS Montpelier (off . Montpelier Park). Bruntsfield. Detailson

667 2388.

Where IS My Son? Sat 2 Jun. 8pm. All the way from Soweto as part of a national tour. Soweto Youth Drama Society bring this specially devised piece that depicts life

5 in South Africa through the eyes ofits

children. Strong and powerful with much

. use of song. it promises to be raw.

energetic theatre dealing in truth. honesty and optimism. Aimed at young and old


I THEATRE WORKSHOP 3-1 Hamilton Place. 226 5425. Box Office Mon—Sat 9.30am—5.30pm. Bar. Cafe. [Access: PPA. R. Facilities: WC. WS. AS. Ii. (i. Help: AA]

Threetwoone Tue 5-ch1 6 Jun. 8pm. £3.50 (£2.50). Mandala Theatre is noted for being one of Poland's most innovative and experimental companies. Inspired by Marcel Duchamp‘s The Bride Stripped Bare By Her Bachelors. liven. the piece uses a visual language intended to commuicate to any culture.

Workshop Wed 6 Jun. 10am—4pm. £10 (£5). Explore Polish experimental theatre techniques with Mandala Theatre.

Onthe Move Wed 13—Sat 16Jun. £3.51) (£2.50). 8pm. New beginnings and departures is the theme ofthis latest production by Streets Ahead. a special needs group which refuses to be restricted by disability.

I THOMAS MORTON HALL 121 Ferry Road. Leith.

The Land that Steamrollers Forgot Thurs l-t—Sat16Jun.7.30pm.£2.50(£l.50). Lung I la's turn tip for Spring Fling with a play about a town under threat of demolition to make way for a motorway I TRAVERSE THEATRE 112 West Bow. Grassmarket. 226 2633. Box Office Tue—Sat 10am—8pm. Sun 6- 10pm. Bar. Rest. Tickets also available from the Ticket Centre. Market Street. [Accesss St. Facilities: E. Help: AA]

Developing A Script Sat 2. 9. 16 a 23Jun. 10am—5pm. £40(£10). lain 11eggie.oneof the Traverse's new Writers in Residence. leads this series of four workshops for writers with at least one play to their name. Two directors and three actors will be on hand to take a script from idcato rehearsed reading.

Spin-Off Wed 6 Jun. 5.30pm. Free. A conference to introduce this year‘s SpinningA Line programme ofplays. dicussions and talks. See Preview.

Bomber and Louder Than Words Public dress rehearsal Tue 5 Jun. 7.30pm. Performances Wed 6—Tue 12 Jun (not Mon). & Sat 23 Jun. 7.30pm. Also Sun 24 Jun 2pm. Spinning A Line. the Traverse‘s third season of plays by new writers. kicks off with a double bill by John McKenzie and Betty Stone. Bomber follows up

McKenzie's success last year with (locked 0a! and looks forward to a futuristic super state with sharp parallels to the present. Stone is a ‘graduate' of the theatre's workshop programme and has her first ever play staged here. Two more plays next issue. See Preview.

Spinning Oil The Wall Thurs 7 Jun. 6pm. The loequacious Tom McGrath reports back on his provocative. exciting and innovative Royal Lyceum Off The Wall season for Spinning A Line.

Lunchtime Talk Fri 8 Jun. 1.15pm. Writer Rona .‘v‘lunro gives a talk for Spinning A

. Line.

I Theatre of Blood Fri 8 Jun. 6pm. Argument ] rages over whether John McKay is best

I known for his role in the Merry Mac Fun

] Show. his subsequentplaywrighting

I career. or his penchant for provocative

] titles for lectures. Anothertalk for

] Spinning A line.

1 Starting To Write A Play Sat 9Jun.

n 10am -5pm. £12 (£6). Most placesare taken for Bryony Lavery's workshop for novice playwrights. She‘ll be takingthe class through basic writing techniques. Bomber and Louder Than Words Discussed Tue 12 Jun. 6pm. A chance to discussthe first two plays in Spinning A Line with writers and directors.

Lunchtime Talk Wed 13 June. 1.15pm. Another Spinning A Line talk. this time from playw right Peter Arnott.

()n The March Thurs 14 Jun. 7pm. Muirhonse Festival Association presents; play in the studio.

Persuil of Accidents and Welfare My Lovely Public dress rehearsal Thurs 14 Jun. Performances Fri 15—Fri 22 & Sun 24.1un 7.30pm. Also Sat 23 Jun 2pm. Second helping ofSpinning A Line plays. The first is by Peter Slaekie Burns who makes his theatre debut with a piece about young Scots on the make. It is joined by Anthony Neilson's dark detective fantasy. See Preview.


Stubby Heckle and MrJive Mon 1 1 Jun. 7.30pm. 50p. ('omedy entertainment from the Triangle Players for Spring Fling.

I WlLKlE HOUSE The ('owgaie. 5570159. Straight Women Read Alistair Maclean L'ntil Fri 1 Jun. 7.30pm. £2.50 (£1.50). Creche available. Splendidly titled new play from Witch Theatre (iroup whose aim is to explore issues that effect women and to celebrate women's strength and solidarity. This collectively devised play takes an

open and honest look at various aspectsof 1 lesbian life from coming out to breaking up.


This section lists shows that are touring Scotland. There is a phone number foreach company should you require more information. Unless otherwise specified. the number after each venue listed isthe telephone number lor ticket enquiriesfor that particular evening (please note. this is not always the venue number).

I Atlanta's Race Black Swan Theatre Company take the unlikely subjectof women in sport as the focUs of theirplay which tours Fdinburgh for Spring Fling. Ainslie Park Leisure ( ’enlre. ‘12 l’ilmn Drive Mon 4 Jun. 8pm. £1 .50(75p); Sight/till ( 'mntnaniiv (It'llln’. Sight/till ll'ynii'l‘ue 5 Jun. 8pm. £1 .50175p); (iracemoant Leisure ( ‘entre Wed Mon. 8pm. £1 .50175p); Leah ('mnrnaniiy Centre. New Kirkgaie Thurs 7 Jun. Spm. £1 .50(75pl.

I Atlanta‘s Race Workshops A chance to explore the techniques Used in Black Swan's Spring Fling show A Ilanra 's Race touring Edinburgh.

Jack Kane ( entre. .Vaidrie Mains Road Mon 4 Jun. 930—1 1.30am. free ; Sight/till ('mnnianiiv (.‘enire Tue 5 Jun.

930—1 1 .30am. freezlack Kane ('enlre. .Viildrie Mains Road Wed 6 Jun .

10—1 1 . 15am. free: (iracemuant Leisure ( 'enlre22 (iracernnani Drive Fri 8Jun. J

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